PlayStation Network Hacker Explains Motive in New Interview

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The alleged hacker, identified as Ryan, speaking to Sky News

"I'd be rather worried if those people didn't have anything better to do than play games on their consoles on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day," the alleged hacker said

A man who claimed credit as being part of the hacking group that caused Christmas Day connection outages on Sony's PlayStation Network and Microsoft's XBox Live is explaining his motivation as wanting to "raise awareness."

"These companies make tens of millions every month from just their subscriber fees, that doesn't even include purchases made by their customers," said a man identified as Ryan, part of the hacking group called Lizard Squad, who spoke to Sky News from Finland

"They should have more than enough funding to be able to protect against these attacks," the alleged hacker said. 

When asked if he felt "guilty" for the inconvenience caused by the hack, Ryan dismissed the question. 

"I'd be rather worried if those people didn't have anything better to do than play games on their consoles on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day," he told Sky News. "I can't really say I feel bad. I might have forced a couple of kids to spend their time with their families instead of playing games."

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